CLI - Chuck Garcia
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Welcome to the Climb Leadership Institute From World-renowned Leadership Expert Chuck Garcia

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  • Amazon Best Seller

Chuck Garcia is an Executive Coach, Columbia University Professor, Keynote Speaker, Amazon Best Selling Author, and was formerly Global Head of Marketing at Bloomberg and Director of Business Development at Blackrock.

Why CLI?

Good Company

CLI is taught to Columbia University students and Fortune 500 companies alike

Deeply Discounted

This education is normally EXCLUSIVE to the Ivy League or programs that cost tens of thousands of dollars — but CLI is deeply discounted to provide access to ALL

Next-level Leader

Chuck Garcia’s proven leadership training will hone your skills to become a next-level leader

CLI is the community designed to transform emerging influencers into astonishing leaders through the power of communication and emotional intelligence.

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Chuck Garcia is the founder of Climb Leadership International and coaches executives on leadership development, public speaking, and emotional intelligence with his Empathetic Leadership Training. His clients have included Bloomberg, New York Institute of Finance, and J.P. Morgan. Chuck is a professional speaker and has given keynotes in over 20 countries, an Amazon best-selling author, and Talk Radio Host on New York’s 77WABC of A CLIMB TO THE TOP: Stories of Transformation. He also teaches Leadership Communication at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Engineering.

A 25-year veteran of Wall Street, Chuck spent 14 years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg in a variety of leadership positions. He was Director of Business Development at BlackRock Solutions, an arm of the world’s largest investment manager, and was a Managing Director at Citadel, a prestigious alternative investment manager. Chuck is also a mountaineer and has climbed some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, the Matterhorn, as well as mountains in Alaska and the Andes.

What You'll Learn

  • Communication and Storytelling

  • Empathy and Emotional intelligence

  • ­Persuasive Leadership and Community­

This Course Includes

27 Interactive Videos with Included Worksheets + Monthly Live Calls + Unlimited Lifetime Access


You will have the freedom to move through this course at your own speed, with a library of worksheets and unlimited lifetime access to course videos:

  • 1

    MODULE 1 - MASTER YOUR STORY (3 lessons)

    Great leaders are polarizing, they have opinions. To form and present a clear opinion, you must first form a clear perspective. Perspective is everything. To tell your story, you have to know it intimately. To know it intimately you have to face your demons, fears, and traumas. In module 1, you’ll take a fresh approach to knowing your own story, and owning it like it’s the one you wanted.


  • 2


    Great leaders communicate powerfully, they have both tact and poise. Once you’ve built a firm perspective, you’ll need to master the tools of rhetoric to execute your most compelling communication.


  • 3

    MODULE 3 - TALK LIKE TED (14 lessons)

    Great leaders, like great TED speakers, use communication to persuade. Only practice makes persuasion. Individuals are compelled by presentation and persuaded by message. Master both and be the leader you were born to be.

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